I'm sure I am way behind everyone else when it comes to this, but , I have discovered that if you set your alarm about 15 minutes earlier than when your kids get up, you can actually get everything done and have a delightful morning before you get your kids to school. Amazing! Dishes done, breakfast bowls ready to go, lunches made...and even a shower for myself! kids washed too! I tell you, you've got to have hand when it comes to kids, and that 15 minutes could be the key.